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Thanks for your interest in the EFSA European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme 2020 position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 4 open jobs by clicking here.


You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:

I.  Eligibility criteria

1. General requirements

  • Be national of a Member State of the European Union or EFTA state; 

  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;

  • Have a good knowledge of English language (at least B2 level according to CEFR);

  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved. 

2. Qualifications

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma in one of the following fields: agriculture, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, biometrics, biotechnology, chemistry, dietary exposure, environmental sciences, epidemiology, food science, food technology, genetics, health and food safety, human medicine, life sciences, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, natural sciences, nutrition, pharmacy, public health, statistics, toxicology, veterinary medicine or related areas.

3. Experience

Less than 15 years of experience in food safety (including risk assessment, risk communication, risk management) related jobs.

In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.

II. Selection criteria

1. Technical competencies

i. Experience in performing scientific work or tasks related to food safety preferably in a multicultural environment; 

ii. Practical knowledge of IT tools relevant to food safety (e.g. assessment tools, modelling tools, statistical packages, toxicological tools, EFSA tools, etc.);

iii. Scientific publications (authorship or co- authorship) in a topic relevant to food safety. 

The following are considered assets:

iv. Current employment, including also fellowship, traineeship or other types of placement, in an Article 36 Organisation (list of competent organisations);

v. Experience in a multicultural environment;

vi. Post-graduate degrees in a scientific area directly relevant to food safety1.

2. Behavioural competencies

vii. Communication and English: Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written English;

viii.Working with others: Ability to ensure a productive exchange of information and ideas and listens effectively and will fully attention others. 

ix. Priority setting and planning: Ability to quickly focuses on the critical tasks and to work flexibly, to organize own work efficiently and to develop schedule.

x. Analysis and problem solving: Identifies critical facts in difficult issues. 

 ”Food safety” is to be understood as a comprehensive expression including risk assessment, risk communication and risk management in any fields under EFSA’s remit.

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